In part one of our viral interview with J. Cole, the rapper went deep about racial profiling, homophobia and colorism in hip hop and America. Plus, he talked Splinter Cell: Blacklist, which is in stores now. In part two, the North Carolina native sounded off on touring, Jay Z, fame, his biracial identity and more.
On today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio, we will meet Native American author and daughter, Susan Fedorko. Susan had always known she was put up for adoption before she was even a year old. And she had always known she was Native American.
Professor and legal scholar Dorothy Roberts explores the effects of race-based science in her new book, Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century. It’s the first text of its kind to document the development of racial science and biotechnology based on genetics and to map its implications for equality in America.
The above interview was conducted by Laura Flanders of Grit TV and The Nation on the occasion of the release of the Pew Research Center’s report, The Rise of Asian Americans and my response, here, on Race Files.
Community Village‘s insight:
Kudos to Mr. Nakagawa for stepping up to talk about this!
Mass media tends to ignore the diversity of groups and imply that some groups are all bad while other groups are all good.
Can’t deport Native Americans. These sovereign Nations have been here from the beginning, and will be forever. Is it true that without the heart, soul, and help of Native Americans, we would not be celebrating the 4th of July?
George Alagiah, journalist and television reporter, briefly discusses the history of mixed-race in Great Britain. A specialist on Africa and the developing world, Alagiah has interviewed, among others, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan and President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. His other documentaries and features include reports on why affirmative action in America is a ‘Lost Cause’, for the Assignment programme, Saddam Hussein’s genocidal campaign against the Kurds of northern Iraq for the BBC’s News Night program and a report on the last reunion of the veterans of Dunkirk. He shares some historical gems on mixed-race culture in G.B. Enjoy!!
Christian faith, history is one that is inclusive; bridging the chasm between God and Humankind along with the one between all people one to another as individuals and ethnic groups. By “Building The Bridge Together” over the ethnic/cultural divide, Accord1 challenges Christians and The heterogeneous landscape of our world in a way that requires change from the rambling noise of division into the poetic melody of harmony and unity today resulting in synergy for tomorrow.
Executive Director, Kevin Robinson has been a pioneer in the area of diversity having lived it being raised in Perry Township Ohio as a young child of the first African American Family at the area and school. With all of the negative realities of pre nineteen seventies suburbia serving as a focal point in his life, Kevin chose unity over division.
Many years in the making through a long career as a professional Fire Fighter, 1985-present), bachelor degreed senior co-pastor (1993-2001), staff pastor (2004-2006), evangelist, consultant and mentor/mediator to many in the area of multicultural ministry. Kevin along with wife, Beverly have established track record of building up multi ethnic congregations.
There is an old adage that says “Christianity is not a voice in the wilderness, but a life in the world. It is not an idea in the air, but feet on the ground going God’s way.” Kevin and Beverly Robinson personify this old saying in their Christian work and attitude. Their voices are not crying out feudally in the wilderness or resonating from empty walls; instead, they touch lives in the real world. They don’t work from notions or opinions-they just do what needs to be done for those who can’t do it themselves or need a little help along the way.
Dawkins writes about racial passing, mixed race identities, media, religion, pop culture and politics for a variety of high-profile publications. Her expert opinion has been sought out by NPR, WABC-TV Boston, The New York Times and TIME Magazine. She earned her PhD in communication from USC Annenberg, her master’s degrees in humanities from USC and NYU and her bachelor’s degrees in communication arts and honors from Villanova.
Clearly Invisible (Baylor University Press, 2012), is the first to connect racial passing and classical rhetoric to issues of disability, gender-neutral parenting, human trafficking, hacktivism, identity theft, racial privacy, media typecasting and violent extremism.
By applying fresh eyes to landmark historical cases and benchmark popular culture moments in the history of passing Dawkins also rethinks the representational character and civic purpose of multiracial identities. In the process she provides powerful insights called “passwords” that help readers tackle the tough questions of who we are and how we can relate to one another and the world.